|Excuse the creepy red eyes!|
And boy did I have shoe envy!! All those bright coloured Nike Free shoes were so cool (yes I'm a sucker for pretty).
|Waiting for the run to start|
Second fail of the night was my iphone. My Runkeeper kept crashing and when it finally came up, it couldn't get a GPS signal. GREAT... (time for a new phone!). Then I thought, as long as I have the music, I'll still get a time at the end with my timing chip. The iPod function on the phone very nearly didn't happen either but it eventually started.
On most of my runs I have a 3km slump. So basically, the first 3km of any of my runs (whether it be 5K, 10K, whatever) is the most difficult for me. I find that I really struggle even when I start off slow. I feel like my legs get tired and I'm running out of breath. But after that, I'm all good. I get into a sort of rhythm and feel like I can keep going forever (of course, this is assuming there are no hills).
Anyway, I finished with a final time of 1 hr 20 min 22 sec which is in line with my usual training regime. 5km in 30 mins. I really hope they organise this again next year.
Now I'm considering doing the half marathon in September but we I'm not sure if that might be a bit too ambitious.